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Toro Model #71227 16-38HXL when I pull up to engage the blades, the engine stops. If i turn the reverse backup key it will stay running

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SOURCE: 5500 FS craftsman tractor electical cutout switch problem

A jumper wire (insulated) can be TEMPORARILY connected across each switch (assuming it has two wires) to short out the switch (completes the circuit), one switch at a time. Then try to start the mower, and if it starts and runs, you have just found your bad switch.
I do not advise using the mower until you get the switch replaced . . . the safety switches exist for your protection.

Posted on Apr 11, 2009

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SOURCE: Craftsman riding lawn mower...engine dies when blade is engaged

Push the clutch all the way down and try to start, does it crank over?
Let me know.
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Posted on May 10, 2009

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SOURCE: Stalls when engage blades in forward, but cuts fine in reverse

Did you try to disengage the safety feature that should shut the tractor off when the blades are engaged and the tractor is placed in reverse? I believe that it is located under the shift leaver

Posted on May 15, 2009

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SOURCE: dies when blades are engaged

Is this on the grass, grass may be too long stopping blades from moving.

Posted on May 18, 2009

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SOURCE: Craftsman LT 1000 won't go into reverse or forward

the hydrostat rearend or the belts to loose

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you most likely have a shorted or open safety switch. you did not mention year or model # so I can only guess what configuration you have, but typically there are the following safety switches on a riding lawn mower: clutch/brake on switch (under floorboard at clutch, this allows you to get off the tractor with engine running if brake is applied), Reverse gear safety switch (will shut engine off if attempting to go in reverse with blades on...follow the gear handle rod down to transmission, may be internal or external of differential), there is also usually a disable switch to allow blade operation in Reverse and this is usually relay operated via a button or turn of the key position, Seat safety switch (under seat and usually is disabled via engaging the clutch/brake switch, this switch will kill the motor if you come off of the seat unless brake is applied), and of course a switch that is tied in to tell when blades are engaged (engage handle or PTO switch). It is actually simpler than it sounds and you dont' need to be an electrician to figure it out. start out with a visual inspection of the switches that you can see. I would suspect the transmission position (reverse) switch first, do you have an override? if so, turn it on and see if engine stays running with blades engaged. hope this helps and here is a link to a company that deals mower parts and has alot of great parts breakdown illustrations online. A craftsman is pretty much the same as a MTD or White Outdoor model, so look those up and it will show you the areas where switches are.
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